Cleaning staff at the venue of African National Congress 54th National Conference venue allege that they find an average of 1500 used condoms every morning when they clean.
“I did my first shift on Sunday morning and was shocked when I found many used condoms all over the venue. I thought these people are here to vote for new leadership but it seems they are doing other things too,” said a woman who didn’t want to be named.
Another cleaner says he was disgusted at the conduct of the delegates. “I am so pissed. I know we are just cleaners but having to clean other people’s mess is just not fair. We want policies, not Emmanuel. We clean thousands of condoms everyday,” said a man who identified himself as Thabang.
The African National Congress is holding its 54th National Conference in Nasrec south of Africa’s economic huh Johannesburg. Almost 5000 delegates from branches all over the country have turned up for the conference.
By Monday night the conference had elected its officials. Gwede Manthashe, Cyril Ramaphosa and Jessie Duarte made it back to the Top 6. Provincial Chairpersons Ace Magashule of Free State, David Mabuza of Mpumalanga and Paul Mashatile of Gauteng are new faces in the powerful Top 6.